Dr. Marcia McMullen is a retired NDSU Professor and Extension Plant Pathologist / IPM Coordinator. She earned her doctorate degree in plant pathology at NDSU. Dr. McMullen was a faculty member of the Plant Pathology Department at NDSU for nearly 30 years.
During her career at NDSU, Dr. McMullen’s research and the information she provided on disease management in wheat and barley was instrumental to the success of farmers in North Dakota and throughout the region. Dr. McMullen was involved in numerous professional state, regional, and national organizations; including being a member of the Northcentral IPM Stakeholder Committee, the Executive Committee of the US Wheat and Barley Scab Initiative, the Northcentral Wheat Pathologist’s Committee, the Advanced Crop Advisors Committee, and the Policy Committee of Northland Federal Educator’s Credit Union. Additionally, she was the Chair of the Promotion, Tenure, and Evaluation Committee for the NDSU College of Agriculture.
Dr. McMullen was the recipient of numerous awards; the Continued Service Award from Upsilon Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Phi Extension Fraternity, the Boss of the Year Award from the International Association of Administrative Professionals, the Excellence in Extension Award from the American Phytopathological Society, the Distinguished Service Award from the Northcentral Division of the American Phytopathological Society, the Agricultural Woman of the Year award from the Sigma Alpha Agriculture Sorority, the Honorary Kernel Award from the ND Grain Growers Association, the Woman of the Year in Agriculture award from the Fargo/Moorhead YWCA, and the Communicator of the Year Award from the NDSU Agricultural Communication Association. Lastly, she was the first female faculty member that was promoted to the level of Professor in the College of Agriculture at NDSU.
She has authored or co-authored 10 Book Chapters and Reviews, 25 publications in Refereed Journals, and numerous Extension Publications and Surveys. Dr. McMullen continues to be engaged in agriculture by editing journal manuscripts for researchers that are attempting to publish their research. In her spare time, she likes to garden, read, travel, and spend time with her family. Dr. McMullen resides in Fargo, she is married, has four grown children, one grandson, and one granddaughter.
Year Inducted: 2019